PABELLÓN 4

CELL BLOCK 4

By Diego GACHASSIN

EL ACORAZADO CINE - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2017

A lawyer and an ex-convict teach philosophy, literature and boxing to 52 inmates in a maximum security prison near Buenos Aires. Culture and determination help them to change their lives.

Festivals
& Awards

Mar Del Plata FF 2017
Selección oficial
La habana 2017
Selección oficial
Ventana Sur 2018
Video Library
Festival de cine político de Buenos Aires 2018
Best Argentinian Film
Cine en grande 2018
Selección oficial
Festival de derechos humanos de Montevideo 2018
Selección oficial
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-ARGENTINE
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Diego GACHASSIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Diego GACHASSIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Diego GACHASSIN (El Acorazado Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • Alberto Sarlo, a lawyer and writer, carries out a utopian project: teaching philosophy, literature and boxing to 52 prisoners in Cell Block 4 of a maximum security prison outside of Buenos Aires. The inmates speak of Hegel, Sartre, Dostoyevsky, of the superman, and they write short stories in which they lay bare their souls and narrate some of their experiences in jail. Philosophy helps them to rethink their lives, their destinies and their decisions.
      Carlos “Kongo” Mena, an inmate who was recently released, returns to the prison as his assistant, giving his vision from a place that is closer to the reality of the convicts. For many of them, he is the living image of possible redemption.
      Now that he is free, Carlos has a lot of projects: culture and determination have made a new man of him.
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